I gonna try to summarise the state of my installation
of linuxSuSE on my iMac rev B.
- Keyboard problem...
I started up linuxSuSE cd1 and used the graphical yast2 installer.
First it asked me to choose my language, then my keyboard and my
timezone. Whatever the keyboard configuration i choose, i could
not have anything else than the QWERTY configuration. Under X window
i had no real keymap, it was just enough to swap to the console mode
and to try to fix it. I used the french iMac keymap available at :
http://www.chez.com/bentoi/linuxppc/fr-imac.tar.gz and i modified
my XF86Config file, adding XkbDisable and XkbKeymap "usb-fr-macintosh"
in the Keyboard section. This work fine ! ... but the XF86Config file
is scratched at each linux boot...
- Partition problem...
I formatted my disk using the MacOS tool, I made 4 partitions :
1/ main hfs+ for programs and system
2/ documents hfs for... you know what...
3/ swap hfs
4/ root hfs
I asked Yast2 to mount my partitions 1/ and 2/, and to transform
my partitions 3/ and 4/ into linux ones. Current linux kernels
dont ship any hfs+ file system driver. SuSE may not ask the user
to mount such a partition for the moment. Now each time i boot on
MacOS, it ask me if i want to initialize the partitions 3/ and 4/...
MacOS shouldn't want to mount these partitions, and it didn't
when i installed linuxppc and i used pdisk. I dont know how to fix
I got SuSE Linux running on an Apple Performa 6400. I looked through the
YaST menus, changed something that I thought was trivial (I can't
remember what), and now have the following problem:
PROBLEM: When I boot up and get the graphical "Welcome to SuSE Linux"
dialog box, I can type into the login text box, but when I attempt to
type into the password text box, my keystrokes don't appear. I tried
typing my password, then hitting the Go! key, but the computer says my
password is invalid--so I don't think the computer is "seeing" my
keystrokes at all.
OTHER OBSERVATIONS: The tab key moves the I-beam cursor between the two
fields, and the I-beam cursor *does* appear in the password text box.
Also, no messages appear in the console log box in the lower right corner
of the screen. I've shutdown, turned off the computer, waited, and tried
Can I do anything to correct this, or <sob> should I reinstall Linux from
PS--Has anyone tried tech support (isupport(a)suse.com)? I sent them a
question two weeks ago, got an automatic confirmation, but haven't gotten
an answer yet. Thanks. --gw
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i will need to install suse ppc 6.4 using yast 1 (on my mac clone). yast
2 doesnt work on my machine, probably because of the graphics card. the
yast 1 installation left me with a system that was mostly fine, only the
keymap under X was really really broken. not an american keymap but
something really off. i need to know what i have to change after the
installation to get my german keyboard to work.
anyone got any pointers?
> The iBook graphics chip is supported since some weeks.
> Sound is still unsupported due to the lack of information about the
> chip. Same for power management.
Sorry, I'm new here at the list. But how do I get the gfx chip from the
iBook working onder X? In Accelerated mode?
Do I have to D/L an rpm?
my problem is how can i get sound and apm working on my ibook.
At kernelboot it tells me the dmasound driver is loaded !
And apmd tells me there is no apm in kernel ??!
And how can i change the numbers of X colors ?
My kernel is an 2.2.16 with apm compiled, and booting with yaboot !
All other works fine.
P.S. Sorry my english.
I have ordered SuSE 6.4 for PowerPC.
My problem is that I can't install the system.
I have an iBook with 96 Mb ram, 300 Mhz G3, 3,2 GB HD, 4MB rage pro gfx
I use system 9.04.
I have partition the drive with 3 mac partitions wich one is a linux boot
partition with 40 Mb space. Then there is one root partition with 1 GB and a
swap with 128 Mb. (done with the apple's partition tool)
When I install the folder on the linux boot disk and hold down space bar
when I boot, I can see nothing on the screen. When I push enter, it starts
too rrrrrr (sign that it is something processing).
I think the onley problem is the gfx. Because when I try BootX, I see
everything, the installer etc, but it quits after a while (this is because
it is a new world mac and I should'nt use the bootX in the first time.)
Tnx in advance.
Pascal van Ool
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